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Press Release by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust

August 15, 2015

69th Independence Day celebrations of India

As India celebrates her 69th Independence Day today, commemorating the occasion, students from Sri Sathya Sai Institute Of Higher Learning, Prasanthi Nilayam campus presented a drama entitled “Azadi Ki Talash Mein” – (A Quest For Freedom) this evening in Prasanthi Nilayam. The presentation, from Bhagawan’s point of view, highlighted the subtlety of India’s Freedom struggle focusing on Swaatantrata, releasing the Atma from the clutches of maya.


The drama opened up with a panel discussion - “India Beckons”, involving discussion on India Today, after almost seven decades of Independence. Even as the panel got busier, discussing and dissecting the national fabric in detail, the story took a detour to national independence history, thus unfurling the historic-story in sequential details leading to the momentous Aug 15, 1947. 


Bhagawan in His Divine discourses has often reflected on the Independence story from a higher spiritual perspective, discoursing on Swaatantrata and Swaarajya against mere winning of political freedom. Reflecting on this potential message, the presentation then, in a final episode, illustrated Aurobindo Ghosh’s real freedom struggle, as acknowledged by Bhagawan. 


Political freedom is not the destiny of India; the destiny of Bharat is to become the spiritual lighthouse of the entire world, resounded the great spiritual hero’s heartfelt voice, ruminating on greater freedom, freedom of the soul.


Ringing in Rabindranath Tagore’s “My Father, Let My Country Awake”, the presentation then came to a close, leaving the bottom-line - Independence is Inner dependence.  

Bhajans continued and the session concluded with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan at 1815 hrs.




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Jai Sai Ram!